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Geo waste project
Transcript of Geo waste project
Do you know where that juice box is going? No. I dont really know or care. It does not effect me. That Juice box is going HERE! And yes this does effect you. YOUR WASTE & WHERE IT ENDS UP All of this space that is taken up by garbage, can be used for other things. PARKS! SCHOOL Neighbourhoods Malls Farms Gardens Organize your garbage into 3 diffrent groups: Compost Recycle Garbage By composting and recycling you are sending only 1/3 of your garbage to landfills. "The Waste Diversion Team brings together representatives from many of the City’s agencies, boards, commissions and corporations, and divisions who have created an organized effort to divert 70 per cent of the City's waste by 2010." WASTE How its effecting the Earth How its effecting you
Many things can be done to make organizing waste easier.
Eco-friendly packaging Chutes for compost and recycling Strict rules on people living in apartments to compost and recycling bins EASY More information on proper waste mangement It looks disgusting It cost money to transport and store your garbage! Garbage can Garbage truck Cargo ship Landfills You pay for a garbage truck to come by and pick up your garbage Garbage truck goes to the cargo ship. Costing money on gas. Cargo ships need fuel and also cost money to transport to landfill site. Cost money to dump our waste into landfills in other countries. If an area of 50,000 square feet could support ten houses with ten families then an apartment that uses 50,000 square feet would be able to hold up to one hundred or more families. Which means that more people are producing waste in a smaller area. That is why it is extremly important for people living in apartments to organize their waste. Material keeps being extracted from the earth and thrown away carelessly.
Everything that comes from the enviroment can go back in to the enviroment. If we recycle and reuse, less material will be extrated from the enviroment. Average American generates about 4.6 pounds of solid trash a day Did you know:
Industry Statistics indicate that over 80% of all inkjet and laser cartridges sold in the United States are thrown away and end up in landfills. Here are some startling statistics:
Approximately 90% of these printing cartridges are recyclable but only 20% are being recycled. Excess ink and toner can filter into our water supply.
-> http://www.impactonearth.com/knowearth1.html <- Every year over 300 MILLION cartridges are thrown away. In terms of weight, it's the same as 30,500 African elephants! Two and a half ounces of oil is used for every ink jet cartridge made. Landfills can have negative long term effects on ground water. Stacked end to end, cartridges thrown away in one year would cover a distance of over 24,000 miles that is enough to circle the earth. Landfills require a ton of space. This is what the city of Toronto is doing to help organize the waste people produce: http://www.toronto.ca/garbage/programs.htm Landfills destroy homes of many different animals. Blue Bin Recycling Program
The Blue Bin Recycling Program allows you to put both plastic and paper waste into a single box.
Green Bin Program
The Green Bin Program allows people to put organics (fruit and vegetables scraps, paper towels, coffee grinds, etc.) out for separate collection along with garbage and recycling.
Household Hazardous Waste
Four of the City's six HHW depot sites are also HHW reuse depots. Toronto residents can either drop off or pick up the following items for reuse: paints, cleaning products, wood, stains, solvents and lubricants.
Community Environment Days
Clean out your basement, closets and garage of all the items you no longer use. Sporting goods, clothing, books, small household appliances and computer equipment) as well as of hazardous waste items - they can all be brought to a Community Environment Day near you.
The City of Toronto will recycle, divert and even donate these items! You can also pick-up water-saving kits, composters, recycling bins, yard waste containers and leaf compost.
Compost, yard waste and lawns are all organic substances, and they all factor "organically" into the City's waste reduction program. Examples of organics include the grass on your lawn, tree leaves, plant roots, stems, blooms and leaves from your garden flowers, fruit or vegetable plantings, hedge or shrub trimmings, and compost itself.
Yellow Bag Program
The Yellow Bag Program is a waste management initiative that encourages Toronto's commercial customers to decrease garbage while increasing recycling and organics collection. It also harmonizes commercial waste collection services across the City. This is how you can help the enviroment! You can reduce your waste by simply organizing it! Landfills waste precious resources, that can be used. The waste that goes into landfills, produce a greenhouse gas that is twenty times worse than carbon dioxide. What is compost? Composting is like nature's way of recycling. You compost biodegradable waste that can decompose into soil. Composted waste is a great ferilizer for soil. Things that can be composted are: food waste, manure, leaves, grass trimmings, paper, wood, feathers, etc.
What is recycling? Recycling is when we reuse something over and over again. Things that can be recycled are: paper, plastic, tin, aluminum, ink cartridges, and batteries. What is garbage? Garbage is waste that cannot be reused or cannot decompose in soil. Things like diapers, drinking straws, and sanitary products What is being done What you should do Improvements that should be made "But now, says the Once-ler, Now that you´re here,
the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear.
UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not."
-Dr Seuss This is our home. It is full of wonders. It is the only place in the universe where we can survive. Let's keep it clean. Next time you throw away that juice box just think about where it is going, and how it is effecting you and the enviroment. Our Beautiful world. Spotless and shimmering. It has so much to offer. Why do we trash it? It is time to stop and relize we are only hurting ourself. We have to clean up the mess we made. There is nothing to loose You will only gain. Just a little bit of your effort and time can change
the way our world looks. The sake of the Earth is in your hands. Just simply Recycle & Compost Take care of the Earth by A few easy steps can keep our home glowing.